• U.S. MEN ABROAD (May 30-31): Brian West scores twice in Norway
    DENMARK* Wade Barrett (Aarhus, SL), vs. Viborg, 0-2.Started: 90 minutes.Aarhus finished in 8th place in the 12-team league.Season stats: 19 games, 0 goals.NORWAY * Brian West (Fredrikstad, D1), at Bodo Glimt, 3-0.Started: 80 minutes.The former Columbus Crew forward scored his team's first and third goals in the 46th and 53rd minutes.Dagbladet rating (10 high; 1 low): 6.Season stats: 4 games, 2 goals.* Robbie Russell (Sogndal, D1), vs. Rosenborg, Monday.Season stats: 5 games, 0 goals.* Adam Skumawitz (Aalesund, D2), vs. Vard Haugesund, Monday.Season league stats: 3 games, 0 goals.SPAIN* Antonio Martinez (Salamanca, D2), vs. Ejido, 0-0.DNP.Season league stats: 3 games.SWEDEN* Brian ...
  • MLS WRAP WEEK 9: Galaxy thumps struggling Burn
    By Ridge MahoneyColumbus continues its home mastery of San Jose; the Metros and Fire snap winless streaks; Dallas loses its fourth in a row; and D.C. gets a break to post a road win.BEST GOALS: Not many to choose from, as no team but the Galaxy scored more than one goal -- in a 4-1 rout of Dallas -- and four teams were blanked.Of the nine goals scored, two were own goals, another bounced in off a defender's foot, one was a penalty kick, and yet another probably didn't cross the goal line although it was awarded.Ronnie O'Brien briefly revived ...
  • W-LEAGUE: Results (May 26-30)
    USL W-LEAGUE May 26 Denver Lady Cougars 0 Fort Collins Force 0 May 27 Detroit Jaguars 3 (Therese Heaton 26, 55, Wilson 30) West Michigan Edge 0 May 28 Bradenton Athletics 1 (Schuetz 72) Charlotte Lady Eagles 7 (Murphy 25, 39, 52, Steinmann 45, 70, 77, Hollenbeck 62) Mile High Mustangs 3 (Antongiovanni pen. 31, 32, 71) Denver Lady Cougars 0 Vancouver Whitecaps Women 2 (Holan-Franko 59, A.Allen 68) Seattle Sounders Women 2 (Mueller 16, Rodrick 85) May 29 Montreal Xtreme 4 (A.Walsh 4, 11, Hemsley 43, Nault 55) Sudbury Canadians 0 New Hampshire Lady Phantoms 1 (Landon 14) Rhode ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (May 28-31): Solo sideined for Swedish showdown
    Goalkeeper Hope Solo, on a two-week trial at the U.S. womenÆs national teamÆs Olympic Residency in Southern California, will miss Kopparbergs/GoteborgÆs vital Memorial Day clash with Malmo FF.Solo, a former University of Washington All-American who played last season for the WUSAÆs Philadelphia Charge, has five shutouts in six Swedish League matches to lead surprising K/Goteborg (4-1-1) into third place, five points behind European champion Umea IK (6-0-0) and three behind defending Damallsvenskan champion Djurgarden/Alvsjo (5-0-1).Fourth-place Malmo (3-1-2) is coming off a 1-1 tie Tuesday against Djurgarden/Alvsjo, forged on former Rutgers University defender Denise ReddyÆs 47th-minute equalizer.A victory, for K/Goteborg or ...
  • U.S. U-19 WOMEN: Another Kerri Hanks hat trick paces 11-1 rout of T&T
    Kerri Hanks scored three more goals Sunday, her second hat trick in as many games and the U.S. under-19 womenÆs national team again hit double figures to snare the anticipated semifinal berth at the CONCACAF U-19 womenÆs qualifying tournament.Bristyn Davis scored twice in her tournament debut, and Megan Rapinoe scored her third goal and added two assists as the Americans hammered Trinidad & Tobago, 11-1, in a Group B clash at Molson Stadium on the McGill University campus in Montreal.Hanks, who also netted a hat trick in FridayÆs 14-0 rout of the Dominican Republic, is the eight-nation tournamentÆs leading scorer ...
  • MLS Results for May 29-30
    May 29 in Foxboro, Mass.New England 0 DC United 1. Goal: own goal 5.New England - Reis, Heaps, Joseph, Kamler, Leonard, Ralston, Dempsey, Franchino, Cancela (Brillant, 46), Twellman (Dorman, 70), Noonan.DC United - Perkins, Prideaux, Convey (Ara, 89), Petke, Namoff (Stokes, 46), Stewart, Carroll, Olsen, Gros, Adu (Eskandarian, 56), Cerritos.Yellow Cards: New England - Joseph 12; DC United - Carroll 32, Gros 38.Referee: Kevin Terry. Att.: 19,314. May 29 in ColumbusColumbus 1 San Jose 0. Goal: Cunningham (Denton, Lagos) 69.Columbus - Busch, Herdsman (Akwari, 46), Fraser, Marshall, Hejduk, Maisonneuve (Lagos, 66), Martino (Wingert, 88), Paule, Denton, Ritch, Cunningham.San Jose - ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (May 28-30): Medals for Augustyniaks: Turbine Potsdam whips FFC Frankfurt in German Cup final
    FFC Turbine Potsdam won its first trophy Saturday, dominating FFC Frankfurt, 3-0, in the German WomenÆs Cup final before 30,000 spectators at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.Conny Pohlers, Jennifer Zietz and Anja Mittag scored goals as Turbine pried off FrankfurtÆs five-year hold on the DFB-Pokal Frauen with a dominant showing from start to finish.It also was the first championship for Americans Nancy and Julie Augustyniak, former Atlanta Beat defenders who were on the losing side in the first and third WUSA Founders Cups.Nancy Augustyniak started and played until the 87th minute, but Julie Augustyniak was left on the Turbine bench.Pohlers, ...
  • U.S. U-19 WOMEN: Kia McNeill scores four, Kerri Hanks nets three in American romp
    Kia McNeill, returning to the front line, found the net four times, and Kerri Hanks scored a hat trick in the first 21 minutes as the U.S. womenÆs under-19 team destroyed the Dominican Republic, 14-0, Friday night in an opener at the CONCACAF U-19 Qualifying Tournament in Canada.Megan Rapinoe came off the bench to score two second-half goals as the Americans thrilled a partisan crowd of 500 at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa by scoring 10 goals in the first 45 minutes.The Americans outfired the Dominicans, 32-1, opening a two-goal by the fourth minute and a 6-0 advantage by the ...
  • MLS: Game Previews with TV info (May 29-30)
    (Home team listed first)Saturday, May 29, 7:30 pm ET/4:30 pm PT NEW ENGLAND (1-3-3, 6 pts) vs. DC UNITED (2-4-3, 9 pts) TV: Fox Sports World, Fox Sports En Espanol, WB, CSN. Direct Kick: DirecTV: 794; DishNet: 464; InDemand. Key Players Out: New England - DF Carlos Llamosa (L knee sprain), FW Joe-Max Moore (R knee sprain), DF Rusty Pierce (R quadriceps contusion); DC United - FW Santino Quaranta (adductor surgery), FW Thiago Martins (L ACL surgery), DF Ryan Nelsen (International Duty, New Zealand). Referee: Kevin Terry.Saturday, May 29, 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT/4:30 pm PT COLUMBUS (2-3-2, 8 pts) ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (May 27-30): Augustyniaks, FFC Turbine seek German Cup title
    Julie and Nancy Augustyniak, who twice reached the WUSA Founders Cup final -- and twice lost in overtime -- seek some silverware Saturday when FFC Turbine Potsdam takes on FFC Frankfurt in the German WomenÆs Cup title game at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.FFC Frankfurt, led by former Carolina Courage striker Birgit Prinz and featuring former Washington Freedom midfielder Steffi Jones and defender Sandra Minnert, is looking for its sixth successive DFB Pokal-Frauen championship. Turbine, runner-up to Frankfurt in the league race the past four years, is seeking its first major trophy.Prinz, Jones and Minnert won WUSA titles, but the ...
  • U.S. U-19 WOMEN: Dominican Republic is first foe at CONCACAF tournament
    The U.S. under-19 womenÆs national team begins defense of its 2002 world title on Friday when it opens the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for next fallÆs championships against the Dominican Republic in Ottawa.The Americans, guided by former Philadelphia Charge coach Mark Krikorian and featuring four players from the 2002 squad, is an overwhelming favorite to win one of the regionÆs two berths at the Nov. 10-27 FIFA U-19 WomenÆs World Championship in Thailand.Tournament host Canada, which on Friday meets Jamaica in a Group A opener at Montreal, also is expected to qualify. The Canadians lost to the Americans in overtime of ...
  • COLLEGE: NCAA national title winning coach Mel Lorback dies at age 76
    Melvin Lorback, who coached West Chester University from 1957 to 1991, died at 76 of leukemia. Lorback guided a West Chester squad that included former Indiana University coach Jerry Yeagley to the 1961 national title.''Coach Lorback was instrumental in my success as a coach,'' said Yeagley, who started IU's program and won six national titles with the Hoosiers. ''The instructions and lessons I learned playing for him were important in shaping my future. He truly taught me what it means to be a champion.''Lorback helped develop coaching education programs for the U.S. Soccer Federation and served as chairman of the ...
  • COLLEGE: Hartwick men's soccer remains Division I
    Hartwick College's Board of Trustees, citing ''an extraordinary outpouring of support'' for Division I sports at the Oneonta, N.Y., campus, has reconsidered its plan to move Division I men's soccer and women's water polo to Division III. Division I participation costs the college about $590,000 per year more than playing at the Division III level, but the College's Alumni Association Board and of the Re-Ignite the Wick fundraising efforts raised about $2 million towards maintaining Division I status.''I applaud those alumni and others who have spent considerable time and energy in their passion to keep Division I competition intact,'' Hartwick ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Southern Miss names interim coach
    Assistant coach Gail Macklin will serve as interim coach of the University of Southern MississippiÆs womenÆs soccer team while a national search is conducted to find a successor to Matt Clark.Macklin, a former Southern Miss midfielder who played for Northern IrelandÆs national womenÆs team, has been an assistant at Southern Miss, which competes in Conference USA, for three seasons.Clark last week was hired as head coach at Southern Conference school Elon University. The move enabled ClarkÆs wife, Kim, to coach with her father, Rick Reeves, at Gardner-Webb University, in Boiling Springs, N.C., 139 miles from Elon.Reeves, who had been womenÆs ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (May 26-27): Becky Barritt goes the distance as Honka advances in Finnish Cup
    Former Duquesne University defender Becky Barritt played the full 90 -- and thensome -- in central defense as FC Honka defeated visiting MPS, 2-1, in overtime Wednesday to advance to the third round of the Finnish womenÆs cup.Maija SaariÆs goal in the 108th minute proved decisive for Honka, which is located in Espoo. MPS, from Helsinki, took the lead in the 66th minute on Hanna PyhSjSrviÆs goal, but Kaisa Sedig pulled Honka even a minute later.Barritt, who played 120 minutes, made her first start for Honka and her second appearance. She was a late substitute Sunday in a 1-1 tie ...